I can’t believe it’s been 3 months since I posted on this blog. I am such a bad blogger! lol I really will try to do better this year. I am so much better at being consistent on Instagram. If you’d like to stay updated and see my post head over now and follow me. @stampwithanita
I’m sharing some “Sunshine” with you today! You will find details below for my upcoming Sunshine Wishes class and a yummy recipe full of sunshine at the bottom of this post! I’m starting however, with some insight on waiting… for sunshine.
It’s been a challenging Summer for me to work on any projects that require using my hands. I’ve been dealing with a “trigger thumb” since early Spring. And of course it’s on my dominate right hand that I need everyday. I thought I was just overworking it and tried to give it some rest. It’s amazing how much we use our thumb. I can’t even begin to tell you how many things I have dropped… and broken in the last few months. Continue reading
We had a blessed Easter with family and friends celebrating our Risen Lord. It was such a treat to have ALL our kiddos home and even a few extra. The pic above of our table shows the calm before the storm. I think this is the first year I actually gave in and used paper and plastic plates. GASP!!! I know… I couldn’t believe it either. But as I was setting up the table Saturday night I didn’t want to spend my time on Easter hand washing all those china dishes. It’s okay to take a break some years and as our family continues to grow and move out our time with all of them here together is priceless. Continue reading
More labs for my Natalie today. Since Spring her life has been doctor visits, labs, tests and again more doctor visits and tests. It’s so hard to watch your child who once had an abundant amount of energy and life become stricken with an overwhelming weariness that causes her to not be able to stand. Natalie was diagnosed with POTS – Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome which makes it difficult for her to stand up without passing out. For today’s post I won’t go into a lot of specifics but you can check out this POTS overview of what she deals with daily. Today’s post is not the typical post showing a fun project, but rather a raw and honest peek into my life and heart at this moment. Continue reading
I can remember as a little girl collecting little treasures from nature and making all kinds of fun new creations with them, everything from a clover ring, a crown of leaves to a beautiful braided necklace of wild flowers to hang around my neck. Continue reading
The Online Extravaganza Ends tomorrow!!!
I’ve always been a note taker. There’s just something about having a pen or pencil in my hand and recording what I hear or experience that just brings things alive for me. I have notebooks and journals full of hand scribbled notes, ideas, and doodles. It’s fun to see that a couple of my kids are drawn to the same creative process and desire.
Although I’ve always taken notes during church sermons and Bible studies but I’ve not really journaled onto the pages of my Bible other than the typical underlining and a few quick notes in the margin. I had always saved my thoughts for recording in a separate notebook or journal. But thanks to fellow artist Stephanie Ackerman I’ve been introduced to a whole new world of actually doing creative journaling IN my Bible. My favorite new group on Facebook is the Journaling Bible Community organized by artist Shanna Noel. It has changed the way I come to God’s Word each day. Continue reading
This past week and weekend was fully packed with lots of gift giving and blessings! I had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday. Not just any birthday… this was the BiG one! The BiG FIVE-0! When did that happen? Doesn’t seem possible.
But I have to say… my family made this the best birthday ever… regardless of the number. Have I mentioned just how much I love this man who is a true gift from God to me. Continue reading